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Oh My Gawd, Alta

post #1 of 25
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I am drooling over this and miss living near Little Cottonwood Canyon so bad. Check out Alta yesterday:

http://alta.com/Newsite/images/picoftheday/1204a05.jpg
post #2 of 25
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post #3 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billiam
I am drooling over this and miss living near Little Cottonwood Canyon so bad. Check out Alta yesterday:

http://alta.com/Newsite/images/picoftheday/1204a05.jpg
That would be badly as adverbs end with ly.
But I feel for you.
Alta is my favorite.
post #4 of 25
I was up there Saturday and it was incredible (except for a few rocks here and there). The powder was some of the lightest I've ever seen.
post #5 of 25
Ahhh, it was wind blown Sunday. You didn't miss much...

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post #6 of 25
Yeah, Just another average day in the Wasatch. So far this year is rather ho hum (you know: 60+" on the ground by early December).:

Powdr
post #7 of 25
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My ol' ski buddy was Alta yesterday (Monday) and reported kind of brutal conditions -- very strong winds and minus wind chill. He left early, though he said he did a few runs in 2-3 feet of pow.

Carbonissimo: My mom (RIP), an English teacher for many years, would be ashamed of me using grammer like that. Notice the proper use of commas in the prior sentence, however.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
My ol' ski buddy was at Alta yesterday (Monday) and reported kind of brutal conditions -- very strong winds and minus wind chill. He left early, though he said he did a few runs in 2-3 feet of pow.

Carbonissimo: My mom (RIP), an English teacher for many years, would be ashamed of me using grammer like that. Notice the proper use of commas in the prior sentence, however.
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
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post #11 of 25
Roger that Billiam.

I'm hoping for perfect conditions when I get out there.
post #12 of 25
Crap. Sorry let me move it to my other space....

http://home.comcast.net/~shullln/mtspcam.jpg
post #13 of 25
[quote=Billiam]My ol' ski buddy was at Alta yesterday (Monday) and reported kind of brutal conditions -- very strong winds and minus wind chill. He left early, though he said he did a few runs in 2-3 feet of pow.

Whoa; Golly- your pal must be a fair weather type. It was cold sure 'nuff but man, what a beautiful bluebird powder day it was. A Montana or Vermont skier would call it balmy. Sunday was downright nasty- that was the buzz Monday. I was in the Cliff Lodge at dawn Sunday morning watching the trees take shape out of the darkness and seeing flashes as the bombs went off- dumping snow and winds were a sustained 30 mph gusting 40+. I didn't ski that day in the interest of staying married- and just as well. Hit third chair on Monday a.m. without a cloud in the sky .The whole backside of Rustler Ridge was wind protected- the wind was from the west- and was mostly untracked and really amazing. Ballroom and Baldy Shoulder opened up around 11 and, although wind compressed in areas, was hero snow- it was hard to find ugly snow- but I did- West Rustler was windblown death crud. Didn't get over to Supreme, but that's usually pretty protected. And zero crowd. A solid 9 ski day IMHO. Tomorrow looks like it's gonna be another one...
post #14 of 25
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I am drooling over this and miss living near Little Cottonwood Canyon so bad. Check out Alta yesterday


Quote:
Originally Posted by carbonissimo
That would be badly as adverbs end with ly.
But I feel for you.
Alta is my favorite.
not to hijack the thread, but i think bad is correct,
as it describes, as adjective, the verb, feel.

while "i feel badly" is common (but still wrong imo), does "I feel gladly" sound right?

just killing time before my alta trip: 12/25-12/29
post #15 of 25
Most people would think that docbrad66.
It's a very commom grammatical error.
See you @ Alta!:


AdverbDefinition: Adverbs

USE:

Most adverbs in English are formed by adding -ly to an Adjective. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a Verb; an Adjective; another adverb; a Noun or Noun Phrase; Determiner; a Numeral; a Pronoun; or a Prepositional Phrase and can sometimes be used as a Complement of a Preposition.
ADVERB SPELLING NOTES

i) Adjectives ending -l still take -ly; careful-carefully.
ii) Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
iii) Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly; responsible-responsibly
ADVERB OF MANNER

AdverbDefinition: Adverbs

USE:

Most adverbs in English are formed by adding -ly to an Adjective. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a Verb; an Adjective; another adverb; a Noun or Noun Phrase; Determiner; a Numeral; a Pronoun; or a Prepositional Phrase and can sometimes be used as a Complement of a Preposition.
ADVERB SPELLING NOTES

i) Adjectives ending -l still take -ly; careful-carefully.
ii) Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
iii) Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly; responsible-responsibly
post #16 of 25

Pul - Ease!

Hey Carb,

OK - This year I come here to eat my heart out. I look and see incredible pictures and day dream in between my classes of .... ENGLISH GRAMMAR. Please keep the adverbs, etal off here. Tomorrow I teach a group of prospective ESL teachers .... "ADVERBS of MANNER"! Now back to Alta, thank you very much ... aaahhh

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PSSST - I will use something from you though, thnx
post #17 of 25
Alta just went nutz with 2 feet yesterday but I'm MD
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
Bad or badly, I really miss it. Picture from yesterday:

http://alta.com/pages/pod.php

Mr. Crab: You are right. He skied on Sunday, the bad day. He skied badly, I mean poorly because of the conditions. Now stop it Mr. Crab with the details about Alta, you are killing me. How about Eagles Nest, skiable yet? Probably not until a few more feet have settled in there.
post #19 of 25
I skied alta yesterday ( I work at the GMD) and let me tell you face shots were had all day off of wildcat. The wind was pretty bad off of collins but wildcat definatly went off all day. Definatly some of the deepest/lightest snow I have ever skied.

I am about to walk out the door for a few runs this morning. Alta is reporting 24" for yesteday and there are nothing but blue skies. Get up here ASAP.

Brandon
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by carbonissimo
Most people would think that docbrad66.
It's a very commom grammatical error.
See you @ Alta!:


AdverbDefinition: Adverbs

USE:

Most adverbs in English are formed by adding -ly to an Adjective. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a Verb; an Adjective; another adverb; a Noun or Noun Phrase; Determiner; a Numeral; a Pronoun; or a Prepositional Phrase and can sometimes be used as a Complement of a Preposition.
ADVERB SPELLING NOTES

i) Adjectives ending -l still take -ly; careful-carefully.
ii) Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
iii) Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly; responsible-responsibly
ADVERB OF MANNER

AdverbDefinition: Adverbs

USE:

Most adverbs in English are formed by adding -ly to an Adjective. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a Verb; an Adjective; another adverb; a Noun or Noun Phrase; Determiner; a Numeral; a Pronoun; or a Prepositional Phrase and can sometimes be used as a Complement of a Preposition.
ADVERB SPELLING NOTES

i) Adjectives ending -l still take -ly; careful-carefully.
ii) Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
iii) Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly; responsible-responsibly


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Bad or badly?
We use bad (an adjective) with linking verbs such as is, seems, feels, looks, or appears. Example: "I feel bad that I missed the concert." We use the adverb badly with action verbs. Example: "The new car steers badly." "I feel badly" means my sense of touch is impaired. "He smells badly" means he can't detect the smell of his girlfriend's perfume, but "He smells bad" means he needs to shower and use deodorant
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i feel bad that i am not at alta
post #21 of 25
I will ski in almost everything - wind, fog, blizzard, whiteout, etc. I really hate the sun, because it's not snowing buckets. People stay in the lodge and there are NO lift lines. I remember a day (XMas 2003) at Alta, 1.5 feet at the base, 2-2.5 feet mid-mountain, and 3-4.25 feet at the top of the mountain. It was snowing over an inch an hour - Wildcat was awesome. Every turn I was spitting snow out of my mouth and nose.

Everyone on the mountain had a shit-eating grin. I got on the second to the last chair...

That day reminds me of Heaven on Earth.
post #22 of 25
Mt Baker has been the place to be so far this season. They opened mid nov with around 5' and its been cold and snowing since....

http://www.mtbaker.us/gallery/main.php
post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
Mt. Baker looks like fun this year, and I know you all suffered in the Pacific NW last year, so you deserve it!

However, give me 8 inches of Utah's finest on a 36" base at the Bird or Alta over 12 inches on an 8 foot base in Washington (almost) anytime. Sorry, but that's the way the moisture content crumbles.
post #24 of 25
Those pictures of Alta suck. Who would want to ski blower pow on a bluebird day. Bastards.
post #25 of 25
Losers.
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